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WGME Debate 
February 24, 2020
(scroll down to second video on site to watch full debate)
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WMTW Debate 
February 27, 2020
(debate is broken up into multiple videos on the page)
Yes on 1 Maine to Reject Big Pharma
Official Campaign Launch Press Conference February 4, 2020
Maine State Capitol, Augusta, ME
Press Conference at the Maine State House 9/18/19
Mainers for Health and Parental Rights Press Conference Footage 
95,871 Signatures Submitted to the Secretary of State Sept. 18th, 2019
Maine State Capitol, Augusta, ME
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February 28, 2020

Get Facts On Maine’s Student Vaccination Rates and Question 1

It is a central point of contention between the two sides in the debate over Maine’s March 3 referendum on a people’s veto on new vaccine mandates passed by the Maine Legislature in 2019. How well are Maine’s students immunized?

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MAINE EXAMINER

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February 26, 2020

Exemption and Vaccination Rates

Campaign manager, Cara Sacks, sits down with with the GHRT radio team to discuss vaccine and exemption rates in Maine.

Listen Here >

George Hale Ric Tyler

WGAN

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February 26, 2020

Letter to the Editor

Yes, Big Pharma pulls the strings

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Rep. Heidi Sampson

Sun Journal

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February 13, 2020

Letter to the Editor

A ‘yes’ vote preserves freedom

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John Libby

Sun Journal

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February 10, 2020

Group leading effort to restore vaccine exemptions claims misleading ads from opponents

The No on 1 campaign recently admitted they have received hundreds of thousands from various vaccine manufacturers.

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Owen Kingsley

WABI 5

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February 3, 2020

Letter to the Editor

New law discriminates against unvaccinated children

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Heather Connolly

Portland Press Herald

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January 16, 2020

Opponents of Maine vaccine law have big lead in fundraising race

New finance reports for PACs involved in the campaigns over Question 1 show that opponents of the new vaccine law have outraised supporters 5 to 1.

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Joe Lawlor

Portland Press Herald

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October 24, 2019

Rebuttal of "science is settled" argument 

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with host Ric Tyler to refute "the science is settled" claims. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and grassroots efforts are discussed. Listen now >

Ric Tyler

WVOM

October 17, 2019

Vaccination law discussion on the GHRT morning show

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with radio hosts George Hale and Ric Tyler of the George Hale Ric Tyler morning show on WVOM about the latest updates to our People's Veto campaign while awaiting confirmation from the Secretary of State.   Listen now >

George Hale Ric Tyler

WVOM

September 18, 2019

Challenge to Maine vaccine law likely to make March ballot as other people’s veto bids fall short

Opponents of a new Maine law that would scrap religious and personal exemptions for vaccines said they had enough signatures to make the March 2020 ballot, while those who looked to repeal abortion and so-called death with dignity laws fell short. 

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Michael Shepherd

Bangor Daily News

August 15, 2019

Our efforts featured on The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Campaign Manager Sarah Kenney talks with Del Bigtree about the latest updates to our People's Veto campaign.  

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Del Bigtree

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

July 21, 2019

Vaccination law should alarm everyone

Letter to the Editor by Mainers for Health and Parental Rights Treasurer, Aaron Hoshide, PhD. Read now >

Aaron Hoshide

Central Maine News

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February 28, 2020

Question 1 vote about choice, student health and staying in school

Maine voters will make a potentially tough decision on Tuesday. Should the state require students to be immunized in order to attend school?

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Don Carrigan

WCSH

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February 26, 2020

Should the government force you to take your medicine?

Once we let the government in the door to force us to treat ourselves with medicines that it deems necessary — even if they are right — we set a very dangerous precedent that will absolutely be abused some day in the future.

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Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics

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February 22, 2020

Inside Maine Podcast

Erik Lusk sits down with campaign manager Cara Sacks and Senator Robert Foley to discuss the Yes on 1 campaign

Listen to Segment 2 Here >

Listen to Segment 3 Here >

Erik Lusk

WGAN

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February 13, 2020

Campaign manager speaks to news radio WGAN

Yes on 1 Maine to Reject Big Pharma is a grassroots People’s Veto effort to repeal LD798, a law that threatens informed consent, parental rights, medical decision-making, religious rights & equal access to education in the state of Maine.

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Morning News with Ken and Matt

WGAN

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February 10, 2020

Pharmaceutical companies help launch TV ad drive backing Maine vaccine law

With three weeks until a referendum, pharmaceutical companies came out to help put ads backing the stricter vaccine law on TV.

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Caitlin Andrews

Bangor Daily News

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January 27, 2020

Big Pharma is opponent's villain

Signs urging Mainers to “Reject Big Pharma” are going up across the state. Activists trying to repeal a stricter school vaccination law on the March ballot say the message is winning people over. Those who want to save the law worry that it’s working.

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Jessica Piper

Bangor Daily News

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December 26, 2019

Letter to the Editor

LD 798 has already caused families and small businesses to move from our state that we know has trouble maintaining a vibrant population and can barely handle the tax burden

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Bethany Allgrove

Knox Village Soup

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October 17, 2019

Opponents of new vaccine laws will get their shot at the polls

Maine's Secretary of State has certified the voter signatures on a petition that calls for voters to decide on the law ending religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines. Read more >

Scott Thistle, Staff Writer

Portland Press Herald

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September 19, 2019

Vaccine law targeted in potential Maine ballot question

Opponents of vaccination requirements in Maine are close to getting a question added to the March ballot that would ask voters to overturn a state law eliminating nonmedical vaccine exemptions for school children. Read more >

Jon Kamp

Wall Street Journal

September 18, 2019

TV: Maine's new vaccine law faces challenge

Mainers for Health and Parental Rights Co-Chair joins State Senator Linda Sanborn, cosponsor of LD798 in a discussion on Maine Public Broadcast Network's The Maine Event with co-hosts Roger Katz and Democratic State Senator Erin Herbig to discuss. Watch now >

Sens. Erin Herbig & Roger Katz

The Maine Event, MPBN

September 18, 2019

Deadline day for signature turn-in 

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with radio hosts George Hale and Ric Tyler before heading to the State House to turn-in 95,000+ signatures to the Secretary of State.  Listen now >

George Hale Ric Tyler

WVOM

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February 28, 2020

Opinion Guest Column

Vote ‘yes’ on Question 1 to restore medical freedom

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Cara Sacks and Sarah Kenney

Bangor Daily News

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February 26, 2020

Letter to the Editor

A ‘yes’ vote preserves freedom

Read Here >

Laurel Libby

Sun Journal

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February 20, 2020

Letter to the Editor

Parents, not doctors or government, should make vaccination decisions

Read Here >

Melissa Roberts

Bangor Daily News

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February 13, 2020

Opinion Guest Column

Maine vaccination law infringes on civil rights

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Meryl Nass

Bangor Daily News

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February 3, 2020

Response to Governor Mills' Radio Address

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with host Ric Tyler to response to Governor Mills' recent radio address

Listen to part 1 now >

Listen to part 2 now >

Ric Tyler

WVOM

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January 21, 2020

Reject Big Pharma

The industry responsible for the opioid epidemic, knowingly causing death with Vioxx, raising epi-pen prices, and admitting their obligation to shareholders, not patients, is the very same industry behind a new law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines.

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Karen Harrington

Central Maine News

October 31, 2019

Update on campaign efforts on The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with Del Bigtree about the latest updates to our People's Veto campaign.  

Watch now >

Del Bigtree

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

October 17, 2019

Vote on Maine vaccination law will take place on presidential primary day

State election officials say a people's veto effort to repeal Maine's new vaccination law has qualified for the ballot, and that the vote that will take place on presidential primary day, March 3, 2020. Read more >

Ed Morin

Maine Public Radio

September 18, 2019

Group seeking to overturn Maine's new vaccine law submits petitions

The activist group Mainers for Health and Parental Rights has submitted some 78,000 signatures certified by local registrars to suspend the state’s new vaccine law until the voters have their say on the issue next spring. Supporters of the law are vowing a fight to keep it. Read now >

Mal Leary

Maine Public

September 18, 2019

Mainers will likely have final say on vaccine exemptions

An effort to undo state lawmakers' ban on non-medical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted on Wednesday are validated by the state. Read more >

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August 16, 2019

Vaccination law discussion on the GHRT morning show

Campaign Manager Cara Sacks talks with radio hosts George Hale and Ric Tyler about the latest updates to our People's Veto campaign.  Listen now >

George Hale Ric Tyler

WVOM

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